Failed to parse json from str

I received msg from the channel of socket stream ,as below:

                    result = rx.recv() => {
                        let (msg,addr) = result.unwrap();
                        println!("receive msg {} from cliet ", msg);

                        let json_data: Value = serde_json::from_str(&msg).expect("Failed parse json");

It always failed to parse by serde_json. the details :

receive msg {"command":"ps -auc"} from cliet 
thread 'tokio-runtime-worker' panicked at src/main.rs:82:75:
Failed parse json: Error("expected value", line: 1, column: 1)
stack backtrace:
   0: rust_begin_unwind
             at /rustc/cc66ad468955717ab92600c770da8c1601a4ff33/library/std/src/panicking.rs:595:5
   1: core::panicking::panic_fmt
             at /rustc/cc66ad468955717ab92600c770da8c1601a4ff33/library/core/src/panicking.rs:67:14
   2: core::result::unwrap_failed
             at /rustc/cc66ad468955717ab92600c770da8c1601a4ff33/library/core/src/result.rs:1652:5
   3: core::result::Result<T,E>::expect
             at /rustc/cc66ad468955717ab92600c770da8c1601a4ff33/library/core/src/result.rs:1034:23
   4: SocketServer::main::{{closure}}::{{closure}}
             at ./src/main.rs:82:48

Some one know what happen ?

This is not easily reproduced

#![allow(unused)]

use serde_json::Value;

fn main() {
    let msg = r#"{"command":"ps -auc"}"#;
    let json_data: Value = serde_json::from_str(&msg).expect("Failed parse json");
}

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To nail down the issue, you could add additional information:

  • what version of serde_json are you using?
  • does Value in your code even refer to serde_json::Value or is it another, different type?
  • what is the exact type of msg?
  • can you print the content of msg with debug-printing, e.g. as "receive msg {:?} from cliet ", so possible invisible characters would become visible?
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you are right ,the error message is changed while using {:?} :

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thread 'tokio-runtime-worker' panicked at src/main.rs:82:75:
Failed parse json: Error("expected value", line: 1, column: 1)

Thank you very much !!!

Alright, there seem to be a lot of null bytes in your message and serde_json does not like to ignore these. If these null bytes are unexpected, you should try to find where they are coming from. If they are expected, but only as a prefix, you could consider approaches of trimming away that prefix before parsing.

In any case, I hope this has solved your issue of trying to understand the error in the first place :slight_smile:

Also note that it's helpful to put error messages also into code blocks. I've done that adjustment myself by editing your posts in this thread so far, but it's useful for legibility, so try to do so yourself in the future. See also: Forum Code Formatting and Syntax Highlighting

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I guess the character \0 is from the client-side. When the server is blocking and waiting to read a message from the RX channel, it seems that the client writes a \0 to the server every certain period to ensure that the connection status is normal. However, when it reads 0 bytes, it indicates that the server has disconnected.

My issue has been solved!!!
Thanks for your reply again!!

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